My WiFi adapter stopped discovering networks today. After a reboot the adapter is not even loaded.

Running Ubuntu 18.04

Secure boot is disabled.

  • dmesg | grep iwl

    [ 6.154661] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002) 
    [ 6.249463] iwlwifi: probe of 0000:00:14.3 failed with error -110
  • lshw -c network

    *-network UNCLAIMED       
         description: Network controller
         product: Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak]
         vendor: Intel Corporation
         physical id: 14.3
         bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
         version: 10
         width: 64 bits
         clock: 33MHz
         capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix cap_list
         configuration: latency=0
         resources: iomemory:600-5ff memory:604411c000-604411ffff
         description: Ethernet interface
         product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
         vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
         physical id: 0
         bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
         logical name: enp2s0
         version: 0c
         serial: 90:20:3a:1b:d8:1d
         capacity: 1Gbit/s
         width: 64 bits
         clock: 33MHz
         capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
         configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 firmware=rtl8168g-2_0.0.1 02/06/13 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII
         resources: iomemory:600-5ff irq:17 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:58200000-58200fff memory:6042200000-6042203fff
  • lspci -v

    00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] (rev 10)
      Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0034
      Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
      Memory at 604411c000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
      Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
      Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
      Capabilities: [40] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
      Capabilities: [80] MSI-X: Enable- Count=16 Masked-
      Capabilities: [100] #00
      Capabilities: [14c] Latency Tolerance Reporting
      Capabilities: [164] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0010 Rev=0 Len=014 <?>
      Kernel modules: iwlwifi
  • rfkill list

  • modprobe iwlwifi

  • iwconfig

    enp2s0    no wireless extensions.
    lo        no wireless extensions.
  • dmesg | grep -i firmware

    [    0.211684] Spectre V2 : Enabling Restricted Speculation for firmware calls
    [    1.242245] [Firmware Bug]: Invalid critical threshold (0)
    [    6.219664] [drm] Finished loading DMC firmware i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_04.bin (v1.4)

I tried to re-install iwlwifi as per Unable to get wifi adapter working - clean 19.04 install - network unclaimed, but the error persists:

  • dmesg | grep iwl

    [    6.015501] Loading modules backported from iwlwifi
    [    6.015502] iwlwifi-stack-public:master:8613:3ae69204
    [    6.085935] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
    [    6.179958] iwlwifi: probe of 0000:00:14.3 failed with error -110
  • lsmod | grep iwl

    iwlwifi               385024  0
    cfg80211              704512  1 iwlwifi
    compat                 16384  2 iwlwifi,cfg80211

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

3 Answers 3


I had a similar error for the longest time, upgrading the kernel has fixed it for me.
Run this to upgrade the kernel intelligently with all the dependencies:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • Update my problem was actually because of dual boot because of windows power management askubuntu.com/questions/984303/… this solved it for me. Aug 19, 2021 at 5:12
  • Thank you very much. After wasting a lot of time with other solutions, yours solved my problem. Feb 4, 2022 at 13:33

This problem persists with Intel Wireless-AC 9560. Till now, there is no solution for this. I have tried everything from switching to older kernel to updating the drivers. There can be some work arounds:

  1. Use external WiFi adapter.
  2. Use USB Tethering from your phone.

I fixed this issue by the command: sudo apt install backport-iwlwifi-dkms

Then restart system.

It should work, because it reinstalls Intel adapter stuff.

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